2017-2018 Elders

Bill Schreyer
Bill Schreyer, Elder

Bill has attended Grace for about 35 years and has served as an elder approximately 15 years.

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He graduated from S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale, New York, in 1976 and is a quality and performance excellence consultant. He and his sweetheart, Shelley, were married in 1976, and they have been blessed with three children and four grandchildren.

“My passion for all Christians and Grace Covenant Church is to know the reality of a joy-filled and abundant life realized only through the on-going redeeming grace of God. This, of course, includes the transformation of our minds and character as we apply the truth of the Holy Scriptures. As we live Spirit-directed lives, our Lord is glorified and His presence and work within us is a drawing testimony to those that do not know Christ as Savior and King.”

Dan Walters
Dan Walters, Moderator

Dan began attending Grace in 2008 and has served for seven years.

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He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. For about a decade, he has been a change management consultant in healthcare and public health. Prior to that he worked for Saudi Aramco for over 20 years in the Saudi Arabia where his children were born and grew up. Such an extended stay in a Muslim country was formative for his family because it helped to shape their identity as followers of Jesus Christ. Dan and Lynda dated in high school and have been married over four decades. They have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren.

“My lifelong quest is to help followers of Christ connect their day-to-day lives with God, especially in their day-to-day work lives. My vision for the people of Grace is that we increasingly align our lives with God. One way this plays out for me is in the Career Solutions Ministry where we not only help people improve their job search skills but also help them move toward better alignment of faith and work. Simply put, that is where the rubber meets the road for me, helping the people of Grace connect their day-to-day work with God’s purposes.”

Gerald Youngblood
Gerald Youngblood, Elder

Gerald has attended Grace since 1989 and has been an elder for five years.

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He graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1974. For the past ten years, he has owned a small high tech company, FlexRadio Systems. He is a recovering serial entrepreneur having started a number of businesses during his career. Gerald and his wife, Virginia, have been married for about four decades and have three children and five grandchildren.

“My vision is that we the people of Grace love Jesus in such a way that His Kingdom is established here and now. Jesus told us that the Kingdom is here now. That means that He is King in our homes, marriages, parenting, friendships, ministry, work and leisure. My prayer for Grace is for unity in the church, in the home and with other believers. I pray that we grow together in abandonment to Christ alone.”

Wayne Lott
Wayne Lott, Elder

Wayne has served on the Elder board previously, from May 2010-2014.

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He received BS and MS Degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Texas. He is a partner with his brother in Lott Brothers Construction Company. Wayne and his wife, Carla, have been married for over four decades and have two married children, Justin and Sara.

“I am passionate about the people of Grace continuing to advance in their spiritual growth, through God’s transforming spirit, mentoring relationships, and committed service. I hope we are always intentional about encouraging one another to love and good deeds and never get stuck in our ‘comfort zone.'”

Jason Jupe, Elder

Jason has attended Grace since 2002 and this is his first year serving as an elder.

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He graduated from Kettering University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and from Texas Tech with a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering, and he works for Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Jason and his wife, Erin, have been married for 12 years and have two sons.

“My vision is to encourage every Grace attender to ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Matt Cassidy
Dr. Matt Cassidy, Senior Pastor & Elder

Matt is our primary Bible teacher on Sunday mornings and is in charge of the leadership and development of our Pastoral staff.

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He also serves as an elder and has been at Grace since November 1989. He has a Doctorate of Ministry from Talbot Seminary, a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from the International School of Theology and a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas. Matt and his wife, Melinda, have three children.

Elder Confirmation

Official members of Grace Covenant Church are asked to confirm the members of the Elder Board each year. Want to learn more? Download their full bios below.

Elder Bios 2017-2018